Are you listening?

Most of us can remember our parents asking us, as children, "Are you listening?" They knew that children do not always lend a listening ear. As we matured, our ability to listen improved to the point where all of us undoubtedly considered ourselves good listeners. We found the key to good listening to be the desire to learn, coupled with the recognition that listening pays off in benefits.

What does listening have to do with our understanding and utilization of the truths of Christian Science? Listening is an essential factor in obtaining and expanding spiritual understanding. For example, one can do a great deal of reading of the Bible and of Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy, and still not derive much understanding, if he is not striving to listen to and ponder the truths that are being read.

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